Charges dropped against Pitt LB Gunn
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Pitt middle linebacker Adam Gunn was reinstated to the football team after charges against him stemming from a May 10 incident outside a Station Square nightclub were withdrawn yesterday.
Gunn had been suspended indefinitely, pending the resolution of his legal issues. He attended the preliminary hearing for his case yesterday, and the charges were withdrawn.
Neither Pitt coach Dave Wannstedt nor Gunn commented on the situation, and an athletic department spokesperson simply said "he's been reinstated."
Gunn was arrested and charged with two misdemeanors (resisting arrest and failure to disperse) and two summary offenses (disorderly conduct and public drunkenness) for his involvement in a scuffle with police officers.
One of the other people charged in the incident, former Pitt player Austin Ransom, had similar charges filed against him as well as a felony aggravated assault charge because he was accused of punching one of the officers.
Ransom entered the accelerated rehabilitative disposition program (ARD) last month and will have his record expunged if he successfully completes it.
Gunn, a Kiski High School graduate who is an honors student in Pitt's School of International and Public Affairs, is expected to be the starting middle linebacker this season.
First Published June 18, 2009 12:00 am